What’s New in iOS 16.5 Beta 1: Apple Releases Update to Developers

Developers of Apple’s Developer Program can now get iOS 16.5 beta 1. Here is what’s new in this build and how to update it.

While we say goodbye to iOS 16 and prepare for the iOS 17 beta to come out at WWDC23, Apple is still making small 16. X updates to the iPhone’s OS to make it more stable. Since iOS 16.4 is now available to everyone, the company has already started working on the next bump. Developers of Apple’s Developer Program can now get iOS 16.5 beta 1. So, what’s new in this version that’s been updated, and how do I get it? Let’s find out.

What’s New

Screen recording via Siri

Screen recording via Siri

9to5Mac says that with iOS 16.5 beta 1, users can ask Siri to start or stop a screen recording session. Before this, users had to tap the switch in the Control Center by hand.

Sports tab in Apple News

In iOS 16.5 beta 1, the Following and Search tabs of the News app are combined into one. This makes room for a brand-new account called Sports. The news and scores about a user’s favorite teams are now on the new Sports tab.

Sports tab in Apple News

We’re currently looking through iOS 16.5 beta one to see what other changes it might have. But since we’re near the end of the iOS 16 cycle, this version likely won’t have any big new features or additions. This article will be changed if we find anything interesting about this build. In the meantime, you can read Apple’s Release Notes, where the company usually lists bug fixes and patches with an iOS beta.

If you signed up for the iOS 16 developer beta program, you can update your compatible iPhone to iOS 16.5 beta 1 by doing the following:

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Head to the General section.
  3. Tap on Software Update.
  4. Give the page a few seconds to refresh.
  5. The update will then appear.
  6. Tap on Download and install.
  7. Agree to the Terms of Service after reading them thoroughly and carefully.
  8. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a power source until the update finishes
  9. downloading and installing.
  10. You’re now running iOS 16.5 beta 1.

Note that as of version 16.4, beta profiles are no longer compatible with iOS and iPadOS beta updates. So, ensure that your Apple ID is signed up for Apple’s Developer Program if you want to use iOS beta updates as soon as they come out. You could also join the public beta program for free and get these updates a day or two before the full release.